The Odyssey: Complete
R&D of a new version of Homer’s Odyssey, adapted by Gavin Kostick, directed by Conall Morrison, with original music by Andrew Synnott.
The Odyssey, one of foundational works of Western literature is of particular Irish interest, being concerned with an island which is part of, but off the West of, civilisation. It is the source material for Joyce’s Ulysses, which itself is the foundational novel for modern Irish literature.
In a time of Brexit, when the UK is leaving the European Union but Ireland remains, it is hoped that by inviting the public to experience a compelling version of The Odyssey it will be possible to explore the deep but complex relationships between Ireland and the European continent.
This R&D stage of the process is supported by the Arts Council.